Clarinetist Yi-Wen Chen takes the stage in this EIU Music Department Guest Artist recital. Assisting her will be Po-Chuan Chiang, piano; Chih-Wei Chang, bassoon; and Ka-Wai Yu, cello.
The recital features music from Jean Philipe Rameau, Paul Richards, Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ching-Wen Chao, and Zack Browning.
Clarinetist Yi-Wen Chen, a native of Taichung, Taiwan, is a doctoral candidate in clarinet performance at the University of Illinois.
Ms. Chen received her bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance in 2006 at Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), where she studied with Wei-Leng William Chen. After graduating from TNUA, Ms. Chen came to the United States and received her master’s of music at the New England Conservatory in 2008 where she studied with William Wrzesien, Craig Nordstrom, and Thomas Martin, and is now completing her doctoral degree at the University of Illinois where she studies with J. David Harris.
As a soloist, Ms. Chen has performed works from the standard classical repertoire as well as from the jazz idiom and new works with an electroacoustic component. Ms. Chen is currently in the process of commissioning a full-length recital of works for clarinet and electroacoustic accompaniment.
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In addition to her career as a performer, Ms. Chen has led a career as a private studio teacher, chamber coach, recording artist and audio engineer. As a private studio teacher, she has taught clarinet, piano, and music theory to students of all ages. As a chamber coach, she has worked with wind ensembles in both Taiwan and the United States since 2003. Ms. Chen has also worked as a recording artist for soundtrack and film music while in Taiwan. Additionally, Ms. Chen has worked as an audio engineer for artists specializing in a variety of musical styles including classical, contemporary, and pop-rock music.
09/29 | 7:30 pm